Whilst the set was not short of crowd-pleasing hits such as ‘Islands In The Stream’ and ‘Coat Of Many Colors’, Parton was also keen to remind people that she also had a new album to promote. New track ‘Blue Smoke’ won the crowd over so quickly that even Dolly herself commented on the number of people singing along.
Few festival slots aside from the headline act offer an encore, but Dolly was a welcome exception to this rule, returning to the stage with special guest Richie Sambora of Bon Jovi who bounded out to accompany her on a reworking of their track ‘Lay Your Hands On Me’. She rounded things off with crowd favourite ‘I Will Always Love You’, which was dedicated to the audience.
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